Sunday, November 10, 2013

Ducky Dickens

D is for Puddle Duck and for Charles Dickens.
The duck is great to put  a small flower in and I have a coleus for it.
Yesterday I transplanted one which had roots coming out of the bottom of the pot.
I still have strawberries to transplant but they are still giving out berries in November.

Every one is quite familiar with Charles Dickens stories
His literary excellence can be found in books like Great Expectations , David Copperfield, Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol, etc....
As I go through my list of books, I am amazed at how many of them I read throughout my lifetime.
Even I can't believe it.My son askas me which ones Ive read from a list and I have to ay, all of them

 At the blog link below, you can
learn about Charles Dickens' visit to Canada.

 Quite interesting, I must say.


from miracle shaven

Beautiful piano
  As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Canadians with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods --  merchandise that has been produced at the expense of Canadian labor. This year will be different. This year Canadians will give the gift of genuine concern for other Canadians. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by Canadians hands. Yes there is!

It's time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper?
 Gym membership? It's appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement.

 Who wouldn't appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, Canadian owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates.

Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plonking down a McKenzie or Laurier on a Chinese made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course.
 There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants -- all offering gift certificates. And, if your intended isn't the fancy eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint. Remember, folks this isn't about big National chains -- this is about supporting your home town Canadian with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.
 How many people couldn't use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by the Canadian working guy?Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.

My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is struggling to get his repair business up and running.
 OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes.
 Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip. And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theatre.
Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.

Support your local business and it will support you.



Gattina said...

Now if you replace "Canadian" by "Belgian" or at least "European" products, I could write the same text as you concerning China ! Imagine my face when I wanted to buy a little "Nessie" at Loch Ness in Scotland and found underneath "Made in China" !

A Lady's Life said...

Gattina I agree Every country should do the same.
Support local jobs.